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Measuring women’s economic empowerment: Recommended measures for survey research

Women’s economic empowerment measures must assess women and girls’ capacities and capabilities to a) alter or advance their economic circumstances and b) control economic decisions in their lives. This requires both internal capacities (e.g., skills, self-efficacy); external assets, resources, and opportunities; and a social context supportive of gender equality and safety as well as social norms reinforcing these. Here we focus our modules on women’s agency, safety, and social/digital connectivity in spheres of household, public spaces, community, and workplace…

EMERGE. (2020). Measuring Women’s Economic Empowerment.

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